Friday, 7 July 2017

Trip to Congleton / Trent Vale 07-07-2017


CE02 LYXFentonCongletonCharterZ Carz
CE02 LYXCongletonFentonCharterZ Carz
67633Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way22First Potteries

Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Blurton later. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued along Christchurch Street and into the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Copngleton on Z Carz CE02 LYX. We set off onto Glebedale road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and we joined the A52. We ran under the railway line towards Stoke and we turned right onto the A500. We ran North to Longport and we came off the A500 and onto the Northbound A5271. At Trubshaw Cross we followed the road to the left and up the hill towards Tunstall. We ran around the centre of Tunstall and we ran up to Pitts Hill where we joined the Northbound A527. We ran North through Fegg Hayes and up the hill into Brindley Ford. We continued up through Knypersley and around Biddulph on the by-pass. We continued North up the A527 and we ran into Congleton town centre we stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. For dinner Matthew had a Fried buttermilk chicken burger with fries followed by cheesecake. When it was time to go back we set off Westwards out of town and onto the A34. We turned around and went back into town and we joined the Southbound A527. We travelled back down the road around Biddulph and through Brindley Ford. We ran around the North of Tunstall and down the hil onto the Southbound A500. We ran down to Stoke and then we came off the A500 onto City Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Once back Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. Whilst waiting for me we saw D&G Bus 160 on 'The Orange ONE' towards Meir.

D&G 160 in Fenton
We also saw D&G Bus 113 on 'The Orange ONE' towards Newcastle.

D&G 113 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63171 on a #11 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63171 in Fenton
When I turned up we packed a few thing and we set off down to the car. We ran onto Christchurch Street and we ran to the end. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we crossed over the railway line. We ran forwards Heron Street and we went through Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we veered right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got back to Blurton around 15:15. When we got home Matthew had toast and a drink of dandelion & burdock. Today we were catching the 16:26 to Trent vale as we were going to the pub. We set off around 16:15 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. A few minutes later the bus appeared around the corner and it was dud First Potteries 67633 on a #22 to Newcastle.

First Potteries 67633 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Trent Vale and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham and we saw Free Spirits YX56 DJD. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill passing First Potteries 63096 on a #22 to Longton. We continued up the hill and we entered Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road and we passed First Potteries 67155 on #21A to Trentham Gardens. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34 and we saw First Potteries 67155 on the #21A to Trentham. We then headed into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67633 as it carried on towards the bus station.

First Potteries 67633 in Trent Vale
As we got off the bus we saw First Potteries 41502 on the final #22 to Longton. We walked back onto the A34 and we sat down outside the pub to wait for mum. Whilst we were there we saw Travelstar European BX11 GVK and E-zec patient transport YJ16 GGX.

E-zec patient transport YJ16 GGX in Trent Vale
When mum arrived we went inside the pub. Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65038 on a #101 to Hanley. ABC Supreme KX13 DXL on a Southbound hospital shuttle and Stanton's of Stoke 784 RBF going Northwards. When it was time to go we outside and we saw Happy Days coaches 232 going Southeards. We got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we got onto the Northbound A500. We went Eastwards along the A50 and we came off the A50 at Heron Cross and dropped down into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave. Once we had picked him up we returned to Heron Cross and we crossed the A50. We ran along Blurton Road and right onto Church Road. We turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:15. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we composed a few e-mails and sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:30... Mark

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